A blog for the informed discussion of California's education policy challenges.


Apr 7th, 2011
| 07:55 AM | Assessment & Accountability

For more than 50 years education reformers have worried that American students were falling behind—successively—the Russians, Japanese, Chinese, Singaporeans, and Finns in their mastery of mathematics.  The passage of NDEA was spurred by the fear that the U.S. was falling behind in the space race, and the proposed remedy was improvement in math and science instruction.